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Heriot-Watt University

Established 1966

Heriot-Watt University

Established 1966


Location: Edinburgh

Nearest Airport: Edinburgh Airport

Nearest Station: Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway


  • QS : =281
  • CUG : 34
  • THE : 501–600

Tuition Fees

Average tuition fee: 16812

Number of Students

Bachelor’s degree students: 8150

Master’s degree students: 3005

International students: 36%

About Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the world's first mechanics' institute, and subsequently granted university status by royal charter in 1966. It is the eighth oldest higher education institute in UK. The name Heriot-Watt was taken from Scottish inventor James Watt and Scottish philanthropist and goldsmith George Heriot.
Known for its focus on science and engineering, it is one of the 39 old universities in the UK comprising the second cluster of elite universities after Oxbridge.

Complete Course List

  • Business and management studies
  • Languages
  • Computer sciences and IT
  • Business analysis and management
  • Finance
  • Computer science
  • Software engineering
  • Environmental science and ecology
  • Data telecommunications and computer networks
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Linguistics
  • Engineering
  • Social sciences
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Biology and life sciences
  • Urban planning
  • Translating and Interpreting
  • Fashion design
  • Physics
  • Geology
  • Earth and ocean sciences
  • Electronic and electrical engineering
  • Social studies
  • Civil engineering and construction
  • Economics
  • Marine biology
  • Naval engineering
  • Planning and surveying
  • Marketing and advertising studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Accounting
  • Food sciences
  • Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy
  • Business and human resource management
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Art and design
  • Construction and the built environment
  • Health sciences
  • Transport engineering and logistics
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Quantity surveying
  • Architecture
  • Pharmacy and pharmacology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Energy and environmental management
  • Psychology
  • Chemical engineering
  • Banking and finance
  • Sports science
  • Organisational psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Medicine and surgery
  • Marketing management
  • Interior design
  • Economics and development economics
  • Design management
  • Media studies and publishing
  • Energy and environmental engineering
Heriot-Watt University

55.9093851249, -3.3206825207

Postal Address

EH14 4AS
United Kingdom

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